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How can I continue to eat healthy food during an emergency or when the power goes out?


Even in an emergency, you can follow MyPyramid and eat the foods you need for good health, in amounts and portion sizes that are appropriate. If more days are needed, repeat this cycle. Opened food that cannot be kept cold should be tossed at the end of the day. Incorporate perishable food (food from the refrigerator and the freezer) at the beginning of the emergency if you can.


The Emergency Food Pyramid: Eating nutritiously when the lights are out, from Ohio State University Extension can be found at: 




Answered by Jessica Kovarik, RD, LD, Extension Associate, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension








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